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Man’s body found on tracks near Belle Island footbridge

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Posted at 11:16 PM, Oct 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-23 23:16:36-04

RICHMOND, Va. — A man’s body was found on railroad tracks Sunday afternoon downtown not far from a popular weekend spot for many Richmonders.

Police called out their forensics teams and detectives after a CSX crew found a man’s body on the tracks near Tredgar Street shortly before 5 p.m.

The discovery was made near the Belle Island footbridge in an area only accessible to CSX employees.

Officials said the remains were taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office for identification and to determine what caused his death.

Police said they do not expect foul play.

CSX crew finds man's body on tracks.

CSX crew finds man’s body on tracks.